Foodbuy Partners With St. Jude’s In Mission to Defeat Childhood Cancer
On June 1, 2019, Foodbuy will take part in the St. Jude Charlotte Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner, benefiting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For the past five years, Foodbuy has participated in the annual St. Jude’s fundraiser by contributing items to both the silent and live auction. Foodbuy also plays a key role in the culinary endeavors for the evening, sponsoring the menu items of acclaimed celebrity chefs who curate a special menu for the attendees.
This year’s event will feature a sit-down dinner for 350 at the recently renovated Charlotte Omni, and will include wine pairings, live entertainment and auctions. With St. Jude’s goal of raising $500K at the event, Foodbuy is honored to help bring attention to one of the largest and most important charitable organizations in the country.
As the sole purchasing partner for Compass Group, Foodbuy has worked with the Group’s own celebrity chef and Chief Culinary Officer – Chris Ivens-Brown – to help make his culinary vision a reality for the event. Past unforgettable menu items from Chris for this event include Honey Butter Glazed Chicken Wings, Curried Scallops, and Chocolate Malt Shooters. Chris also makes a personal donation for the event each year, auctioning his time and talents to prepare a private dinner in the home of one lucky auction winner.
Additional celebrity chefs that have participated in this event include the Spice Goddess, Bal Arneson, Jet Tila, known for appearances on Food Network shows “Cutthroat Kitchen,” “Guy’s Grocery Games,” and “Iron Chef America”, and Jeff Mauro, the sandwich king. The year’s event will feature Chris Ivens-Brown and James Beard Foundation Award nominee, Elizabeth Falkner.
Consistent with the vision of founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay at St. Jude’s. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago1. Foodbuy is more than proud to continue to be part of this amazing organization whose mission is to save children.
To learn more about the St. Jude Charlotte Celebrity Chef & Wine Dinner including how to purchase tickets, click here.
1 stjude.org; “Our Goal: 100% Survival”, 2019